Cause of White Worms in Dog Stool

by Martin

Dog Tapeworm

Dog Tapeworm

Our Bassador has what looks like small white worms or maggots in his dog stools. They are approximately one CM long and stretch and contract.

There appears to be about 2 per complete output of stools per visit. Is there any treatment and do you know what they are.

Thanks for any information that you can give.

Suggestions from our Veterinarian regarding White Worms in Dog Stool

Hi Martin,

I cannot say with certainty based solely on your description, but it sounds like your dog could have tapeworms.

As long as he is not showing you any signs of illness (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy) you can try an over the counter tapeworm medication and see if that works. Look for a product that contains praziquantel (e.g; Tape Worm Tabs) and follow the directions on the label.

If you continue to see the worms or your dog’s condition declines in any way, call your veterinarian.


Jennifer Coates, DVM

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